Quotes for the Book
for E-Business: technologies, metrics, performance, capacity planning
Daniel A. Menasce and Virgilio A. F. Almeida
"This practitioner's handbook abstracts the current research articles and
textbooks---giving you clear advice on how to approach performance problems.
The result is a very readable and useful tutorial on how to scale up a
website from a single server to a site handling millions of transactions
"Too many e-business systems have had embarassing or even crippling episodes
when they were unable to handle the amount of work they are suddenly asked
to do. This book shows how to apply rigorous quantitative reasoning to
one of the critical questions of a modern business---how to get satisfying
performance from a complex e-business application without wasting resources.
The book is a self-contained and immediately useful guide to predicting
performance and capacity, and shows the reader how to analyze the critical
and unusual aspects of e-commerce systems including network, crypto, and
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research ,
1998 Turing Award Recipient
"E-business is transforming the every element of business in many unknown
ways. This book will give its readers a headstart in understanding the
quantitative underpinnings of the new environment."
Director, IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce
Director, IBM Networked Computing Software Research
Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland at College